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"Flowers from Bethlehem."  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

As I may have noted before, I spent quite a few years cleaning and moving the Special Collection books of the Maria Mitchell Association to another building...
Haven 12.5 complete!  Photograph by the author.

Finally!  We have completion and not too far off the desired completion date.  Built by Finger Boatworks and almost solely by FBW employee Tyler Winger, a...

How many newspaper columns can trace a 140 year history?
Haven 12.5 Nearing Completion.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks.

As you can see here, the Haven 12.5 being built at Finger Boatworks is nearing its completion. The coamings are on and the deck has been fully installed.  You...
Peleg Mitchell's Coat Peg.  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

It’s small, oddly shaped, has a screw-like quality at one end and a rounded nub at the other, and has a red and white gummed label adhered to it.  People often...
Haven nearing completion.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks.

I must apologize.  Not only have I not updated you on the Haven, I have not been posting too much lately.  With a fulltime+ occupation and a 2 ½ year old, time...
Mushrooms at MBC.  Photograph courtesy of the author.

I came across this beautiful little line-up the other day when I went to drop off more of my books at Mitchell’s Book Corner for them to sell and a certain...
Cleaning stone monuments at Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Photograph by Paula Levy.

On Saturday, June 18th, I may feel, by the end of the day, that I need several of myself to accomplish everything.  As a mother of a two-year-old with a...
Rolling the Haven 12.5.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks.

Didn’t take too long to caulk the hull and paint it!  Then they began the process of lifting her, removed her from the mould, and then they rolled her.  They...
The Haven 12.5.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks.

I think you will agree, the Haven 12 ½ has come a long way since I last posted about it.  All of the planks are now on – the last one was just bent and...
Adoption Day.  One would never know a few hours before, my Father had received chemotherapy through an omaya in his head leading to his brain and spinal fluid.  Yet another example of his to live by.  Photograph courtesy of the author.

Author’s Note: I wrote this post below and shared it on my “Maria Mitchell’s Attic” blog for the MMA.  Since that time, I lost my Dad to Blastic Mantle Cell...
The Coffin School. Photograph from the collection of the author.

Part II of a brief history of the Coffin School.  Read Part I here. When the Coffin School re-opened with a new mission on October 5, 1903, no fees were...

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